Tim Appleton, a senior at Sewickley (Pa.) Academy, chalked up the highest prep scoring figure in the state this year with 1,002 points in 23 basketball games. Appleton shot 50% from the field and 80% from the foul line. He had high point games of 65 and 64.
Steve Ortiz, a junior at Albuquerque High, captured his second straight all-round title in the New Mexico prep gymnastics championships with a total score of 46.55. He took first places in floor exercise, side horse, the high bar, the parallel bars, rings and vaulting.
Laurie Miller, 16, of Beachwood, Ohio won the women's singles title in the Ohio Open table tennis tournament. After an unbeaten high school season, she also took the girls' 17-and-under title and teamed with Kathy DeMent, 19, to win the women's doubles.
Steve Traylor, a senior at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, is captain of three major sports and was named all-Ohio Conference in each. Traylor was a wide receiver in football, is a two-year varsity basketball guard and hit .378 as a third baseman in 1972.
Cal Tatum, a 6'2" senior guard at Southern Colorado State, led his team to the Great Plains Athletic Conference title and was named league MVP. A four-time all-GPAC selection, Tatum was the season's top scorer with 1,904 points for a 26.3 average.
George Hughes, a junior center at Malden Catholic High School, became the highest single-season scorer in Massachusetts schoolboy hockey history when he tallied his 89th point in a 4-1 win over Beverly High. In 20 games Hughes has 42 goals and 47 assists.